Hyundai Teases 2025 Tucson for European Markets

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

Hyundai recently rolled out the 2024 Tucson, but the automaker is already talking about the 2025 model. The popular SUV is getting an update for the model year, bringing fresh styling and a more sensible interior with physical buttons.

The 2025 Tucson gets a fresh grille design that retains the SUV’s funky “winged” LED daytime running lights. Reshaped bumpers and new alloy wheel designs highlight the exterior styling changes, but the Tucson keeps its sculpted sides and geometric bodywork shapes. Inside, Hyundai said it prioritized practicality, giving the SUV more physical controls for vital functions like climate control and audio.

Hyundai highlighted the SUV’s safety equipment and interior comfort, saying the new design features strong horizontal lines and “a sense of openness.” The automaker didn’t hand out infotainment specs, such as screen size and features, but the new Tucson gets a dual-screen setup behind a single curved glass panel. The SUV’s gear shifter has been moved to the steering column, similar to the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6.

That said, Hyundai was clear that the new Tucson is designed for European audiences. Even so, we’ll likely also see an update in the near future, as the SUV has been around for a few years without a refresh, so its time is coming.

[Image: Hyundai]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • Canam23 Canam23 on Nov 21, 2023

    These are popular cars here in France, although they are primarily diesel or hybrid powered. These are considered a full sized SUV on our narrower roads.

  • Tassos Tassos on Nov 21, 2023

    I am sure Europeans will be teased silly by this fugly porker.

  • Merc190 Merc190 on Nov 22, 2023

    I'm waiting for someone to design a front end with more lights, some have six but I need more, like maybe 20 would suffice, but only until the sun goes down, then I think thirty would be about right to look up from my phone and glance at the road directly in front of my vehicle in 10 seconds intervals...

    • Theflyersfan Theflyersfan on Nov 22, 2023

      And then streaks of LEDs down each side. Make them twinkle so the car always looks like it's moving. And then in the back? That's right - more LEDs. Make it look like a cheap Las Vegas bordello back there. Spell out Hyundai in individual colors. Because if there's one automaker that shows where good taste goes to die, it's Hyundai/Kia/Genesis. And half of the lights will be dead in 3 to 4 years anyway.

  • Bd2 Bd2 on Nov 23, 2023

    The grille treatment/DRLs being more like the Santa Cruz is an improvement.

    So is the dash with the now horizontal layout and getting rid of the piano black.